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verb     propagate pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlepropagating
past tensepropagated
past participlepropagated
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if an animal, cell, etc. propagates it increases in number by reproduction
  2. 2
    [transitive] to grow new plants from seeds or from pieces cut from an existing plant, or to make a plant produce more plants
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  3. 3
    [transitive] to spread ideas, beliefs, etc. to a lot of people

    This was an idea first propagated by Marx.

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     propagation pronunciation in American English
/ˌprɑpəˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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